Back in the Day: October 18th - Palace Lose to Brighton to Dowie's Disgust
Saturday 18th October 1930
Crystal Palace 5-2 Fulham
League Division Three South – Att: 21,110
Manager: Fred Maven
Crystal Palace leapfrogged Fulham in the Division Three South table thanks to goals from Bert Harry (2 - below, in his b-boy stance) Peter Simpson and George Clarke (2). Bert Barrett from the spot and Jimmy Temple grabbed the goals for the visitors.
Tuesday 18th October 2005
Crystal Palace 0-1 Brighton
Championship – Att: 22,400
Manager: Iain Dowie
Promotion-chasing Crystal Palace lost to their bottom of the league rivals Brighton at Selhurst Park thanks to a 79th minute Paul McShane header.
"What was said in the dressing room stays there but yes, I'm disappointed and angry,” said Dowie to the BBC after the game.
"That was not a performance I want to be associated with this football club.
"I'm not happy, and neither should the players be. We didn't put the extra 10% in that you need. Our options were limited, our movement wasn't there."
Crystal Palace would exact revenge at the Withdean later in the season.
Tuesday 18th October 2011
Crystal Palace 1-0 Bristol City
Championship - Att: 11,869
Manager: Dougie Freedman
Crystal Palace beat bottom of the table Bristol City, thanks to an 81st minute Glenn Murray penalty that was controversially won by Jonathan Williams. Lewin Nyatanga stuck a foot out and the diminutive attacking midfielder flung himself to the ground, giving the opportunity for Murray to beat former England goalkeeper David James from the spot.
Friday 18th October 2013
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Saturday 18th October 2014
Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea
Premier League – Att: 24,451
Manager: Neil Warnock
League leaders Chelsea escaped from Selhurst Park with all three points thanks to two great goals and some helpful refereeing. Oscar opened the scoring with a brilliant free-kick but Cesar Azpilicueta received a straight red five minutes before the break, and this looked set to change the game in Palace’s favour. Instead, Damien Delaney was sent off three minutes later as Chelsea players surrounded the referee for an innocuous challenge.
Cesc Fabregas gave the visitors a two-goal cushion six minutes after the break but a last minute Fraizer Campbell goal gave Mourinho's men a nervous few minutes.
I was not impressed with Warnock’s tactics in this one in the report of this game.
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